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Saucer

Chinese


Dimensions

Legacy dimension: Diameter 4 5/8"

Accession Number

51.1175b

Medium or Technique

Porcelain

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Europe

Classifications

Porcelain

One of two cups and saucers (see 51.1175a -51.1176a-b). Chinese for export. Quartered arms with unicorn and blue bull supporters, red acanthus (?) leaves from helmet below crest, and pink scroll below inscribed: “Foy pour devoir”. Tiny chain and diamond border in gold near rim; naturalistic flowers.

Provenance

Helena Woolworth McCann (b. 1878 - d. 1938), Syosset, NY; by descent to her children, Constance (Mrs. Joseph V.) McMullan, Helena (Mrs. Winston F. C.) Guest, and Frasier McCann; 1941, lent to the MFA by the children of Mrs. McCann, through the Winfield Foundation, New York; 1951, gift of the Winfield Foundation to the MFA. (Accession Date: May 10, 1951)

Credit Line

The Helena Woolworth McCann Collection—Gift of the Winfield Foundation